Confisticated gold season ticket

Discussion in 'Disputes & Prosecutions' started by Oceanicman, 13 May 2014.

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  1. Oceanicman

    Oceanicman New Member

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    Hello,
    Hello

    I am new in the uk and got a new job with a rail company. I mistakenly borrowed my colleague season gold ticket. I had intention of buying a train ticket when I change on the next train but unfortunately I could not see the train conductor on the train. When I got to my destination I did not have a ticket to get off the barriers. I showed my friends ticket and I was caught and ticket was confisticated by FGW. I was told the details hav been passed on to the fraud department and they will get in touch.
    It's over three months now have not heard from FGW and I don't know what to expect from them and it's costing me a lot of money to buy tickets weekly for my colleague till we get it resolved.
    Could anyone advise me on what to do.

    Jimmy
     
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  3. bb21

    bb21 Forum Staff Staff Member Global Moderator

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    In what capacity do you work for the rail industry?
     
  4. Hellfire

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    How can you mistakenly borrow someone else's gold card?
     
  5. island

    island Established Member

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    ... and intend to buy a ticket anyway?
     
  6. 455driver

    455driver Veteran Member

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    Probably the same way some people mistakenly borrow other peoples cars on those Police programs! ;)
     
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    Another inaccuracy
     
  8. michael769

    michael769 Established Member

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    My advice is to seek the advice of a qualified Solicitor and to advise the colleague to do the same.

    TOC companies take season ticket fraud very seriously, especially when it comes to using someone else's ticket. I cannot see this one avoiding prosecution in court to be honest, and chances are the charge libeled with be at the more serious end of the scale. The only question is if they also decide to go after the colleague for conspiracy to defraud.


    They have 6 months in which to send the matter to court (and it can take a couple more months for the summons to arrive), in the meantime they are likely to contact you directly in due course to ask for your side of events.
     
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  9. gordonthemoron

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    surely this is gross misconduct and the OP is likely to be fired?
     
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